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Doctor insights on: When I Yawn My Neck Cramps

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Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Why do my neck cramp when I yawn?

Probable muscles: There are probably muscle spasms. The question is why do the muscles cramp? This can be related to your breathing, head posture, jaw joint or chewing efficiency, airway space, sleep disturbances, etc. I would check with you physician or dentist to see if the answer to why the muscles cramp is discovered. Then you will know what and how to treat. ...Read more

Yawning (Definition)

Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more


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Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?

TMJ: It is likely tmj. Try Ibuprofen or see an oral facial maxial surgeon. But please see a doctor if this is really affecting you. ...Read more

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I just yawned and my jaw/throat area got a cramp. It hurt really bad for about 10 seconds and felt like someone was sticking a needle in my jaw-throat area! Why did this happen?

I just yawned and my jaw/throat area got a cramp. It hurt really bad for about 10 seconds and felt like someone was sticking a needle in my jaw-throat area! Why did this happen?

It is a muscle spasm: When you yawn the jaw muscles can get out of sync and the main opening muscle of the jaw called the lateral pterygoid muscle can get a spasm. It is nothing to worry about.
Be careful when you yawn. It is like a charley horse. ...Read more

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When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?

When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?

Muscle spasm!: You may well have problems related to grinding your teeth while sleeping and therefore making you more prone to this type of muscle spasm! Should prob talk with your dentist about this! ...Read more

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How can you cure a neck cramp?

How can you cure a neck cramp?

Neck cramp: Try positioning of most comfort along with alternating ice and heat. Prescription muscle relaxants may help as well. ...Read more

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How to relieve a cramp in neck?

How to relieve a cramp in neck?

Muscle relaxants: If the cramp is caused by muscle cramp in the neck muscles, you need to do gentle massage, hot shower, and a muscle relaxant. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain when yawning?

What causes neck pain when yawning?

Extension: It's probably not the yawn but more so the extension of the neck associated with it which may irritate the facet joints. ...Read more

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Cause of cramps when I yawn?

Cause of cramps when I yawn?

Where are the cramps: I would like to know where you are cramping while yawning. If you do so in your jaw, it may be that you have some problems with temporomandibular joint (known as tmj). You may have inflammation there or it may be pushed out of place if you are yawning way too widely. I'd appreciate more detail, so I could help you better. ...Read more

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What can be done to help neck cramps?

What can be done to help neck cramps?

Heat, stretches.: Heat (can microwave some rice in a sock for a cheap heat pack), and gentle stretching. Massage also helps. Also, make sure you stay hydrated and watch your posture. Having a poor posture especially while sitting or working on a computer can predispose you to neck pain. ...Read more

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Why could it hurt my neck whenever I yawn?

Why could it hurt my neck whenever I yawn?

Muscle pull: Yawning uses muscles that affect the upper neck to some degree. Also involves jaw joint motion. There could be referred pain from that as well. ...Read more

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Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when I yawn?

Why dos the left side of my neck hurt when I yawn?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

What causes cramps in the left side of the neck only?

Muscle and nerve: This could be muscular or nerve pain. Your physician can do an evaluation and help clarify the diagnosis. It may be simple physical therapy that might help you the most ...Read more

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How do you get rid of neck cramps?

How do you get rid of neck cramps?

A Pain in the Neck: Stretching, stretching and more stretching. Regular stretching is essential to help relax and condition the muscles of the neck since they are under constant tension, especially if you sleep in a bad position. Ensure proper support in the cervical curvature with a properly positioned pillow or support while sleeping. Heat, massage and trigger point injections may also help in severe cases. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get what feels like a charlie horse in the back of my neck sometimes when I yawn?

What does it mean when I get what feels like a charlie horse in the back of my neck sometimes when I yawn?

Muscle spasm: Yawning is causing some stretch or spasm of your neck muscles. Try to squeeze your neck muscles with one hand when you feel yawning and let's see if that helps. ...Read more

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I had widespread pain in the back last month. Dr.Told me it's fibromayalgia. Now I just have cramps in neck &shoulders. Could this be fibromayalgia?

I had widespread pain in the back last month. Dr.Told me it's fibromayalgia. Now I just have cramps in neck &shoulders. Could this be fibromayalgia?

Inversion table: Try inversion table to stretch and relax spine. Take orally intenzyme or wobenzyme if no relief in 2 weeks see a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to get relief of my muscles pain &cramps in neck &shoulders. Please help I am so desperate. I can't bear pain day& night. Give me help.?

What should I do to get relief of my muscles pain &cramps in neck &shoulders. Please help I am so desperate. I can't bear pain day& night. Give me help.?

Hmmm...: First order of business is to go see your primary care doctor and get checked up; your symptoms can be from a myriad of different causes and should be further evaluated. Massage therapy; a hot shower, or an anti-inflammatory may be appropriate depending upon the etiology of your symptoms...Which is why pinpointing the cause is so important. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?

Fainting=see doctor: Anytime someone faint when working out it can be a sign of something seriously wrong. You need to see your physician to have this evaluated. After falling it is not uncommon to get neck and head pain. The dizziness that you have also be related to the fall. All of the symptoms make this something you should see your doctor about soon. ...Read more

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Can you damage your neck from yawning?

Can you damage your neck from yawning?

Doubtful: It would be very doubtful to damage your neck form routine yawning. ...Read more

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For the past 2 or 3 days, my neck suffers a very small pain whenever I yawn. What could be causing this?

For the past 2 or 3 days, my neck suffers a very small pain whenever I yawn. What could be causing this?

Hard to say...: Could be a minor TMJ disfunction/strain. It could be an eustacian tube disfunction. It could be a slight muscle strain of stiffness in the neck. If it continues or worsens see your PCP and possibly your dentist. ...Read more